Clear Aligners Market Size, Share, Opportunities, And Trends By Material Type (Polyurethane, Plastic Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol, Poly-vinyl Chloride, Others), By End User (Hospitals, Dental Clinics, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : May 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061615271
  • Pages : 145

Clear aligners are a type of orthodontic device that are transparent and are used instead of metal braces to align the teeth. These aligners are made up of special materials such as polyethylene terephthalate glycol, polypropylene, polycarbonate, thermoplastic polyurethanes, and ethylene-vinyl acetate which gives them their signature clear color. These dental devices are customized for each patient using a digital scan. The market for clear aligners is divided into various segments, including material type, end users, and geographical regions.

Clear aligners have become a favorable substitute for conventional metal braces because they are invisible, removable, and less intrusive and painful. In addition, they are also more economical than their metal counterparts, fuelling their popularity even further. Clear aligners are beneficial for an individual’s dental health since they can be easily taken out, which makes it simpler to eat, brush, and floss. These factors are responsible for the high popularity of clear aligners among adults. Other factors such as the rising prevalence of dental disorders such as malocclusion, aesthetic appearance, and high popularity among young adults and teenagers are also supporting the growth of the global market for clear aligners during the projection period. According to the analysis North America and Asia Pacific region are expected to hold a significant market share in the clear aligners market during the projection period.

However, the availability of low-cost substitutes, stiff competition among players, and lack of knowledge are likely to obstruct the growth of the global market for clear aligners during the projection period. Continuous product innovation, launches, and progress in orthodontic technology such as  3D printing and digital scans are providing new opportunities for key market players.

During the anticipation period, high demand from adults will support the growth of the global clear aligners market.

Clear aligners are clear, custom-made orthodontic appliances that perfectly fit over the teeth and provide positive cosmetic, functional, and financial advantages over conventional braces. Clear aligner therapy is currently being used by many adults who previously would not have chosen orthodontic treatment. This can be attributed to the visual advantages that transparent aligners provide over traditional metal braces. Moreover, they are comfortable, removable, and invisible driving their demand among adults even further. One of the biggest brands in the field of orthodontics, Dentsply Sirona, announced in August 2020 that it will stop the production of traditional orthodontics devices. This shows that the transparent aligners were replacing fixed appliances and wire braces as the treatment of choice. High penetration of social media in the lives of people especially young adults is expected to increase the trend of clear aligners exponentially.

The development of orthodontic technology is another factor contributing to the increased popularity of clear aligners. Using intraoral scanners to precisely take digital images of a patient's teeth and gums using 3D scans. Additionally, the process is being accelerated thanks to 3D printing technology so that patients can proceed quickly through each stage of the treatment. These highly customized treatment plans represent a significant advancement over the constantly fading mould imprints. According to analysis, treatments using this innovative approach to clear aligner technology are quicker, more precise, and more pleasant for patients driving their growth globally. For instance, in April 2023, LuxCreo, a leading American 3D printing expert in clear dental appliances unveiled an end-to-end solution for orthodontists and dentists to generate same-day clear aligners, skipping traditional model and thermoforming steps. When compared to in-house thermoforming, this method allows orthodontists and dentists to provide aligners to patients in as little as 2 hours after an oral scan.

During the forecast period, North America is anticipated to hold a significant share of the global clear aligners market.

North American region is anticipated to hold a substantial market share in clear aligners. This region will experience rapid expansion throughout the projection period due to the growing demand for comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and cheap orthodontic solutions. Clear aligners are in high demand in markets such as the United States and Canada. This region's market is also expanding as a result of the high demand from the millennial population and the rising prevalence of dental disorders. According to the estimates by Star Orthodontics, the North American region has the third highest malocclusion cases at a prevalence rate of 53 percent in 2021. Moreover, technological progress and growing demand for D2C aligner services are also spurring regional demand for clear aligners. In the United States, 85 percent of the population is worried about their dental health in 2022. Clear aligners are becoming more popular among people in this region as a result of rising awareness of the aligners and rising aesthetic standards among the local population. thereby fueling regional market expansion. In addition, the prevalence of key market players such as Align Technology, Inc., 3M Company, Dentsply Sirona, Argen Corporation, and others also spur the growth of clear aligners in this region.

Market Key Developments

  • In October 2022, American dental manufacturer Align Technology, Inc which sells the Invisalign system of transparent aligners unveiled Invisalign Outcome Simulator Pro, the latest version of their cutting-edge patient communication tool. This device makes it possible for the dentist to quickly and comfortably demonstrate to patients their potential new smile following Invisalign treatment using in-face visualization and a 3D dentition image.
  • In March 2023, Candid, the company that created the CandidPro orthodontic platform, completed the rollout of an expanded set of clinical features driven by SoftSmile's VISION software to give clinicians a more thorough clear aligner treatment planning experience. These new capabilities go well in hand with CandidPro's recently announced partnership with Philips Sonicare, which will provide physicians access to an entirely integrated oral healthcare experience.
  • In August 2022, American dental company Orthobrain announced the launch of SimplyClear as the newest component of its solutions for the expansion of orthodontic care. The business claims that SimplyClear offers a comprehensive solution, including high-quality clear aligners and support services that facilitate effective orthodontic treatment and long-term revenue development.


  • By Material Type
    • Polyurethane
    • Plastic Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol
    • Poly-vinyl Chloride
    • Others
  • By End User
    • Hospitals
    • Dental Clinics
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • United Kingdom
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • The Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

2021 has been taken as the base year in the clear aligners market.
Prominent key market players in the clear aligners market include 3M Company, Align Technology, Avinent Implant System, Dentsply Sirona Inc., and Envista Holdings Corporation, among others.
The clear aligners market has been segmented by material type, end user, and geography.
The high demand from adults will support the growth of the clear aligners market growth.
North America is anticipated to hold a significant share of the global clear aligners market due to the growing demand for comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, and cheap orthodontic solutions.


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definitions

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Assumptions


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1. Introduction

5.2. Polyurethane

5.3. Plastic Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol

5.4. Poly-vinyl Chloride

5.5. Others


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Hospitals

6.3. Dental Clinics

6.4. Others


7.1. Introduction

7.2. North America

7.2.1. United States

7.2.2. Canada

7.2.3. Mexico

7.3. South America

7.3.1. Brazil

7.3.2. Argentina

7.3.3. Others

7.4. Europe

7.4.1. United Kingdom

7.4.2. Germany

7.4.3. France

7.4.4. Spain

7.4.5. Others

7.5. The Middle East and Africa

7.5.1. Saudi Arabia

7.5.2. UAE

7.5.3. Israel

7.5.4. Others

7.6. Asia Pacific

7.6.1. Japan

7.6.2. China

7.6.3. India

7.6.4. South Korea

7.6.5. Indonesia

7.6.6. Thailand

7.6.7. Others


8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


9.1. 3M Company

9.2. Align Technology

9.3. Avinent Implant System

9.4. Dentsply Sirona Inc.

9.5. Envista Holdings Corporation

9.6. Henry Schein Inc.

9.7. G&H Orthodontics

9.8. T.P. Orthodontics

9.9. SmileDirect Club

9.10. Angel Aligner

3M Company

Align Technology

Avinent Implant System

Dentsply Sirona Inc.

Envista Holdings Corporation

Henry Schein Inc.

G&H Orthodontics

T.P. Orthodontics

SmileDirect Club

Angel Aligner